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Paneer Bhurji ~ http://www.monsoonspice.com/2017/07/paneer-bhurji-recipe-simple-and-quick.html

Paneer Bhurji is a very simple and easy to make spiced Indian cottage cheese scramble. Bhurji, literally translates to scramble and Paneer Bhurji is a vegetarian take on very popular Anda Bhurji or Indian scrambled eggs. As with anything Indian, the Indian styled Bhurji is anything but plain, mild, homogenised scrambled eggs you find around the world, but is riotous mix of colours, spice and flavours that's laden with butter and character. While the vegetables like onions, tomatoes and fresh coriander leaves add colours, an array of spices add character to the otherwise plain paneer. The vegetarian Bhurji made with Paneer is one of those dishes that is loved by people in every age group and has found its way to not only to breakfast with a piece of nicely toasted slices local bread smeared with butter, but also as a side dish for lunch and dinner with some fresh roti or chapatti and sometimes as an in-between snack.
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Tawa Paneer (Griddle roasted Indian cottage cheese and veggies marinated in aromatic spices) ~ http://www.monsoonspice.com/2017/04/tawa-paneer-recipe-simple-and-quick.html

To make my life little easy, I have been resorting to simple, quick recipes that’s easy to put together under 30 mins! One such recipe is Tawa Paneer where paneer and veggies are marinated with aromatic spice mix and cooked in a griddle until its seared nice and brown. Its sound quite simple and easy, right? That’s because it is simple. But don’t be fooled by its simplicity, as there is some complex flavours going on in this Tawa Paneer that makes it one of the best paneer recipes ever! The crunch from bell peppers, sweetness from onions, and the creaminess of paneer is elevated with carefully selected spices giving it that sublime flavour that delights and enslaves our taste buds. This Tawa Paneer is a dry curry, but the cherry tomatoes that is added towards the end of cooking gives it a burst of juicy sweet and tart flavour.
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Paneer Kalimicrch ~ Indian cottage cheese cooked in a creamy white sauce spiced with black peppercorns

http://www.monsoonspice.com/2013/10/paneer-kalimirch-curry-recipe-quick-and.html

The ingredinet list is quite small for the paneer recipe, and is one of the simple recipes to make in less than 30 minutes. I have tweaked few ingredients from the original recipe to suit my family’s taste preference by replacing milk with fresh cream and changing the quantities of ingredients used. So please feel free to use the ingredients to suit your taste buds. Keep experimenting with ingredients, a hint of this and a dash of that, which creates perfect harmony between flavour, aroma and your taste buds. Do give this recipe of Paneer Kalimirch Curry a try when you are bored of same onion-tomato based gravies and let me know how you like it. :)
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Paneer Stuffed Mirchi Bajji/Pakoda ~ Spicy mashed potato and paneer/Indian cottage cheese stuffed chillies coated in spicy gram flour batter and deep fried till crisp

http://www.monsoonspice.com/2014/12/paneer-stuffed-mirchi-bajjipakoda.html

The Paneer Stuffed Mirchi Bajji/Pakoda is one of the simple but also tastiest recipes which I usually reserve for celebratory days like birthdays and Diwali. The green chillies that are used are a larger variety of chillies which are milder than the smaller spicy ones. These chillies are light green in colour and are sold as Bajji or Bhajiya chillies in Indian grocery stores. They taste similar to green bell peppers and have similar texture.

For the spicy stuffing I have used boiled and mashed potatoes and grated paneer flavoured with aromatic spices. The stuffing is quite simple with no overpowering spices. If you are cooking for kids, simply skip the green chillies and reduce the amount of red chilli powder and garam masala to suit their mild taste buds. The spicy paneer and potato filling is stuffed in to green chillies and coated in spicy gram flour batter before deep frying to crisp and golden perfection. The crisp coating and melts in mouth paneer stuffing makes these hot Paneer Stuffed Mirchi Bajji/Pakoda a fantastic appetizer to treat your taste buds. Do make them when you want to treat your special guests or just when you want to treat yourself to some fantastic food! Trust me, this is one sin you will not regret of committing. :)
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Stuffed Tomato Curry (Stuffed tomatoes with spicy potato mash and paneer cooked in a yogurt gravy) - http://www.monsoonspice.com/2007/03/stuffed-tomatoes-in-yogurt-gravy.html
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Methi-Paneer Parathas ~ Simple and quick recipe of Indian flat bread flavoured with fresh fenugreek leaves, spring onions and Indian cottage cheese - http://www.monsoonspice.com/2016/01/methi-paneer-paratha-recipe-simple.html

My mother believed firmly in a theory that in order to start cooking, one first needs to have an interest towards it. There is no point in pushing the person if they don’t have a drive that makes them enter the kitchen and try something new. Things can only be achieved when you are interested or passionate about it. Amma always said like any other interests, cooking is fun when you have the heart to do it and I discovered this interest little late. At first cooking was the necessity to survive and then it was a healthier and cheaper option from takeaways and restaurant foods. But slowly over the period of time I fell in love with cooking after many trials and errors, burnt pots and pans, cuts and burns, and many kitchen disasters! Like many stories, this story also has a happy ending! Imperfectly perfect roti! :)

I still continue to roll imperfect rotis even after 10 years of cooking for my family. Just like what my father had told to that nosey aunt all those years ago, my family hasn’t stopped loving me for serving them rotis that are far from the perfect round rotis my amma makes. There are times when they look like a map of India or other countries and continents in the world map, but my family just appreciates the love and effort that went into making a hot rotis after a long day of work. So you see, good food may be the way into man’s heart through his stomach, but it is not the only thing that makes your family respect and love you. After all, a perfectly round roti is not a reflection of things you’ve accomplished in your life! If someone says that it is, then just laugh and move on… There are many things in life which is loved for their imperfections, like us and the imperfect rotis in my family’s case. ;)
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Matar Paneer Kurma, Peas and Indian cottage cheese cooked in a mildly spiced onion, tomato and yogurt curry.
Recipe - http://www.monsoonspice.com/2016/03/matar-paneer-kurmakorma-recipe-simple.html

My recipe for Matar Paneer Kurma or Korma is a simple one where the whole spices are fried with chopped onions and tomatoes before blending to smooth paste. The creamy thick yogurt is slowly added and simmered to get the smooth and creamy gravy that will delight your taste buds before adding the fried paneer and peas. The final touch is the crushed kasuri methi or the dried fenugreek leaves that elevates the dish to new level.

This is a simple and fool proof recipe with rich, thick and creamy gravy without adding any nuts like cashews or almonds and it will delight your family or friends when served with freshly cooked naan or roti or on a bed of flavoured Basmati rice. I suggest you go and cook this delightful Matar Paneer Kurma for the special people in your life now, don’t just wait for the special occasions. After all life is short and every single day is special when you are with the special people in your life! :)
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Achari Paneer Masala - http://www.monsoonspice.com/2016/05/achari-paneer-masala-recipe-quick-and.html

Hot and spicy curries are and will always be the firm favourites in my home during all four seasons, even on scorching summer days! Sounds crazy? Well, I am not taking about the curries that demand all your attention and time. I am talking about the curries that needs couple of minutes of your time and all you need is to breeze in and out of kitchen for stirring the glorious food simmering in a pot on the stove top. Yes, I am talking about recipes which are simple and easy to cook and yet ends up looking and tasting like you have spent hours slaving in the kitchen while perfecting it, recipes like Achari Paneer Masala.
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